Answered By: Laura Sider
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Q: I need to use an image from a book in Yale University Library. Who should I contact?
Answered by: Laura Sider

Chances are that Yale University does not own the copyright in the majority of books in our collection.  If Yale does not own it, it cannot give permission to use the image. First determine that the image is still in copyright.  If it is, then figure out who owns the image.  It is likely that there will be some attribution given to the image if the author of the book did not create the image him/herself.  Generally, you have to contact the copyright holder of the image and get permission to use it unless you are using it under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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